Folders then files in Thunar

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Folders then files in Thunar

Postby xendistar » 01 Nov 2018 21:24

This is based on SolydX-EE

One thing that has annoyed me in recent version of XFCE is that when you use Thunar to browse files it would display files and folder mixed rather than the older style (and to me the more sensible way) of folders and then files. A while ago I found how to do get Thunar to display folders first and then files but then something changed and everything went back to the mixed up look again.

Well I have just got round to sorting out how I set it up so I thought I would share it with you guys:

Download and install dconf-editor

Once installed click the system icon on the start menu and then select dconf-editor

When deconf-editor open across the top left click on org >> gtk >> settings

Then scroll down to sort-directories-first and enabled the setting

Now when you open Thunar to browse folder and files you will find that the folders are listed first and then the files

This may not be the only way but it is a away that works for me.

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Re: Folders then files in Thunar

Postby kurotsugi » 02 Nov 2018 01:59

you can also do it directly using thunar. on thunar, click edit > preferences > on the display tab, check "short folders before files".

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